Lukaduke (2737) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium to light gold color with a finger of white fizzy foam. The nose is ripe tannic apples, dusty fieldgrass, touch of cured meat and stone. The palate follows with a touch of sweet baked apple on the front end... from there some warm spice rolls in with cured meat and a bit of funky must.
PhillyCraft (4270) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Teresa’s yesterday. Poured hazy golden. Not much lace or head to note. Smell/flavor are Liquid apple tart with some notes of cinnamon stick, crust, and ripe apples. Very clean and easy drinking 4.5% cider with an awesome yeast presence. Excellent!
OmegaX (1346) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Harold, for sharing. Nose is big apples, earthy notes, light tart notes, pear. Pour is golden. Palate is medium. Taste is sweet apples with a drier finish. Champagne like, with a light farmhouse quality, slightly earthy. Fresh green apple taste. Nice stuff.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 bottle shared with the ol’ OmegaX. This cider was awesome; with an aroma of blue cheese, honey, apples and a leafy earthiness as well. It tasted plentiful of sweet cider with a tart, almost acidic finish. As it warmed up it became an apple tart with a splash of caramel and even more lambic-acidity. Very well done, and looking for more vintages now.
Lubiere (11382) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A lightly hazed blonde cider with fine bubbling, no head. In aroma, super complex mix of apple pulp, Brett, foliage, and lactic notes. In mouth, superb cider, where apple pulp meets fresh cheese, burning leaves, light peaty character, very nice. On tap at Farmhouse Vermont.
nimbleprop (6168) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Meridian Pint’s DC Beer Week Cider Event. Pours a clear, straw, honey gold with one ring of white head. Nose has a ton of funk, lots of cheese, like brie baked with honey, very horsey too, some grass. Flavor follows on, very wild, sweet, honey, apples, grass, super cheesy, yogurt, a little almond. Sweet and cheesy finish. This is like a cider, mead and gueze had a threesome.
andrepintado (2052) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle from madeincalvados.com. 2010 vintage. Cloudy golden appearance with thin head. Balanced taste. Aroma is sweet green and white.
b3shine (6913) - Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle to pint (2011 vintage; shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a transparent apple juice with lively carbonation and white head that dissipates quickly and entirely. Smells and tastes solid; like a good cider. Nice and lively on the palate. A good cider.
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Under Kælderen. Pours clear dark golden with a large, fizzy white head that settles. Aroma has apples, light zest, fruity, mild citrus. Highish carbonation, fine dry and light mouthfeel. Flavour has apples, soft sulphur, light zesty. Good dryness to the finish, softly puckering.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, at first I was really disappointed in the overly phenolic, almost band-aidy character in this. I discovered pouring the dregs in the glass helped to mute the harsh (almost smoked meat) funkiness a bit. Sweet apple aroma is covered by brett funk with a spicy edge. Taste is sweet cider up front, then goes medicinal, hinting at smoky band-aides. I thought it was fairly drinkable with the yeast mixed up, but still very funky. The closest thing I have had to this was the Brownslane from Crispin, but this is more funky. Weird to me, but maybe this is traditional?